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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Joy at Kisii School over sterling performance

Okoth Ong’aro
It was joy at Kisii School in Kisii county following the release of 2015 KCSE exam results where all the 381 receive their results. Parents, students, guardians, education stakeholders, the clergy and local politicians from within and without Kisii county have saluted the hard working Principal Casper Maina for a job well done.
The school had an enrolment of 381. “I am happy that all 381 students received their exams after the 2014 dark moment. As principal, I do not condone examination malpractices and I have never believed my students engage in the uncouth practice,” he said.
“It’s now a vindication that this institution adheres to best practices of examination ethics against what we have been subjected to before. The number of candidates we had was huge and producing this magnificent result is a reprieve to both students and dedicated teachers,” Maina added.
He said that the institution managed a performance index of 10.0, emerging second after Nyambaria High in the Gusii region and managed to record the highest number of students who scored a straight A grade.
“We decided to put the 2014 nightmare behind us and worked for the grades in 2015. We managed a performance index of 10. 0 and 172 students managed to score grade A, the highest in the region,” he said.
The school’s 2014 exams were cancelled but according to Maina, that has not stopped the boys from giving their best last year. Whereas Maina is known to be a no-nonsense principal; who does not entertain laziness in the staffroom and who teachers say is a down to earth man, his managerial skills has helped the school to remain a centre of academic excellence not only in Kisii county but nationally.
Education stakeholders in Kisii county have sent warnings to local politicians who have been attempting to drag Maina’s name in political issues and further warned them to keep off Kisii school and to let Maina run the school professionally and without political interference as has been doing.